A poetry reading by Alexandra Teague, Professor of Poetry at University of Idaho, featuring poems about Sarah Winchester, heir to the estate of William Wirt Winchester and the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Fishtrap House – 7:00 – 8:30pm
Friday, November 8, 2013 – Fishtrap Fireside
Fishtrap Fireside is a monthly event for Wallowa County writers to read and share their work. This month’s event features readings by Fishtrap founder Rich Wandschneider, poets Benjamin Curry, Cathy Jontos-Putnam, and followed by an open mic reading.
Fishtrap House – 7:00-9:00pm
Friday, September 20, 2013 – Fishtrap College begins.
For information see our Fishtrap College page.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 – Flash Fiction in a Flash with Katey Schultz
at the Fishtrap House, 10 am to noon
Past Fishtrap Writer-in-Residence and author of the marvelous Flashes of War Katey Schultz leads a workshop at the Fishtrap House discussing flash fiction, providing some examples and offering writing prompts. Suggested donation $10 – 15.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 – Reading by George Venn
at the Fishtrap House 7 pm
Award-winning poet, writer, literary historian, editor, linguist, and educator George Venn reads from his new collection of essays, Keeping the Swarm. Event is free and open to the public.
Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers: July 8-14, 2013
Summer Fishtrap opened on Monday afternoon, July 8th at the Wallowa Lake Camp and closed on Sunday July 14th.
Single event tickets were available – standing room or outside seating only – for the Friday night keynote address by Cheryl Strayed, with opening readings by the Fishtrap Fellows. Tickets were also available for the Saturday night Fishtrap Live, a celebratory evening of story and song. Tickets are standing room or outside seating and cost $10 – you may register online at our registration page . Both events begin at 7:30 at Bailey Lodge at the Wallowa Lake Camp.
The Monday – Thursday evening readings, July 8-11, beginning at 7:30 pm, were free and open to the public:
Monday: Welcome by ED Ann Powers, Readings/Performances by Minton Sparks, William Kittredge, Anne Sibley, and a sampler of Yearlong Workshop Participants.
Tuesday: Judy Blunt, Holly Hughes, Benjamin Percy
Wednesday: Annick Smith, Kim Stafford, Jane Vandenburgh
Thursday: Myrlin Hepworth, Tarn Wilson
Public readings of the creative writing produced by our Writer-in-Residence, Cameron Scott, and the students of Wallow County.
What fun we had in Portland at our 25th Anniversary Celebration on February 23, 2013.
Thank you to everyone who performed – Kim Stafford, Molly Gloss, Myrlin Hepworth, and Never Strangers – and thank you to everyone who came. Thank you to our event sponsor, Moda Health, and to the businesses that donated food and drink for the evening: Arrowhead Chocolate, Brooks, Terminal Gravity, Harper Voit, Lulu’s Confections, and Grand Central Bakery. Thank you to all the volunteers and especially to Martin Goebel who asked everyone to pitch in with financial support for the future of writing and the west. We are thrilled to report that we raised over $5,000. If you’d like to join in you can donate by clicking on the contribute button in the upper right hand corner of this page. Here are a few photos of the fun.
Photos by Tomas Karmelo